Maras and Moray Tour
Guided visit to the non-traditional MORAY circuit, a unique archaeological group of its kind. These are depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land that were used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels. What is striking is the difference in mean annual temperature between the top and bottom of the depressions, which reaches up to 15 ° C in the main depression about 30 meters deep.
MORAY, due to its climatic conditions and other characteristics, was an important center for domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of wild plant species that were modified or adapted for human consumption.
Then we will go to the Salineras located 7 km from Moray, we will pass through a Typical Spanish Town called Maras. Towards the northwest of the town of Maras are the famous salt mines known by some as “salt mines”. They are made up of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², built on one side of the slope of the “Qaqawiñay mountain”, Which during the dry season are filled or“ watered ”every 3 days with salty water that emanates from a natural spring located in the upper part of the wells so that when the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies. This process will continue for approximately a month until obtaining a considerable volume of solid salt, about 10 cm. high from the ground, which is subsequently beaten and thus grainy; the salt will then be bagged in plastic bags and sent to the markets of the region; Today that salt is being iodized so its consumption is not harmful.
Return to the City of Cusco
– Private transport
– Entrance ticket to Moray and Salinera de Maras
– Private guide service.
– Personalized attention.